Player of the Night -- Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
Canaan scored 12 points in the second overtime to lift Murray State over Morehead State 106-100. He finished with 35 points, one shy of his career high. Perhaps just as impressive is the fact that he didn’t commit a foul in 49 minutes of action.
Freshman of the Night -- D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown
Smith-Rivera provided the Hoyas with a much-needed third scorer -- and then some. He went off for a career-high 33 points in Georgetown’s 90-66 win over DePaul. It’s the most points by a Georgetown freshman since Victor Page in 1996. Since 1995, the only other Hoyas freshman to reach 30 points was Allen Iverson. The Hoyas also hadn’t seen a player score 30 off the bench in at least the past 15 years.
Scorer of the Night -- Eric Mosley, St. Bonaventure
Mosley scored 39 points in the Bonnies’ 99-94 win over Massachusetts. That’s the most points ever for a St. Bonaventure player in an A-10 game. In fact, they haven’t had a player score more against ANY opponent since Greg Sanders’ 46 points in 1977. Mosley went into last weekend averaging 10.7 points per game, and he has gone for 30 in each of the past two games.
Bench Player of the Night -- Chris Crawford, Memphis
Crawford nearly had a triple-double off the bench, finishing with 11 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks in an 81-74 win over Houston. No one has done that off the bench in at least the past 15 seasons. Take away the blocks, and the last was Delaware’s Ryan Iverson in 2002. Memphis won its 17th straight game, tied with Akron for the longest active streak in the nation.
Stat Sheet Stuffer -- Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Wolters fell an assist shy of his first career triple-double and the Jackrabbits fell one point shy of winning. Cal State Bakersfield beat South Dakota State in double overtime despite a huge performance from Wolters. He finished with 32 points, nine assists and 10 rebounds. It would’ve been the first 30-10-10 performance in a February game since Greivis Vasquez in 2009.